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Summer Squall Euthanized

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  • Summer Squall Euthanized

    Summer Squall was euthanized today because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

    http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-raci...m_medium=email


    Damn, a GREAT one gone.

    The sire of thirty-five stakes winners, some of his most famous offspring were:Summer Squall is the damsire of Summer Bird, winner of the 2009 Belmont Stakes, and also the damsire of Stevie Wonderboy.
    Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist

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    So sad. I remember that horse being the first one that I REALLY pulled for in the derby - I was 8, and something about him stuck with me. Of course, it started because he was South Carolinian too I always dreamed of owning a Summer Squall-bred horse, and have always had a bit of a chip on my shoulder about Unbridled for edging him out of the derby. RIP.

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    • #3
      So sad to see them go. I'm sure they are up there swapping racing stories now.
      Cloverfox Stables

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      • #4
        About ten years ago or so, when I was enjoying some heady days in Saratoga, it seemed that all "the good ones" were by Summer Squall. He had a lot of progeny in the racing elite at that time.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FLIPPED HER HALO View Post
          So sad to see them go. I'm sure they are up there swapping racing stories now.

          He was one I followed closely. So I took a lot of interest in his offspring, as well.
          I hate seeing the ones I really felt a connection with go. . .

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          • #6
            His jockey Pat Day said he was the bravest horse he ever rode.

            I will NEVER FORGET that dive to the rail to win the Preakness.

            I didn't know that about Summer Bird, interesting.

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            • Original Poster

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              Not to mention he comes from one of the great female families in TB breeding.
              Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist

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              • Original Poster

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                http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-raci...all-euthanized
                Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist

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                • #9
                  RIP big guy... I remember him as a two yr old at Pimlico w/ Tim Koons, I think I got on him once or twice, this type of thing makes me feel really old.

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                  • #10
                    Ok--can we stop filling the stallion barn @ Rainbow Bridge Farm now?? I would think there are enough for now!!!
                    The only difference between a runaway and a fast gallop is nothing but a SMILE
                    Most horses cross the Rainbow Bridge, but TEDDY JUMPED IT!!!
                    Member of the COTH Enabler Clique

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pinkdiamondracing View Post
                      Ok--can we stop filling the stallion barn @ Rainbow Bridge Farm now?? I would think there are enough for now!!!
                      I agree! Imagine the possible matings and crosses on that side of the bridge.
                      I suppose those studs who'd been pensioned are quite happy to be able to go back to work, though!

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                      • #12
                        wow....

                        I'm speechless. RIP, beautiful boy
                        "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique

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